Topic: Center for Digital Democracy
Facebook's smartphone launch raises alarms with consumer advocates who worry that more ease for consumers also means less privacy, as Facebook extends its capacity to mine personal data.
The Federal Trade Commission says smartphone apps are a "digital danger zone," and the FTC is investigating 400 apps for kids to see if they violate the privacy rights of children by collecting personal information and sharing it with advertisers and data brokers.
The search giant’s new online encyclopedia raises concerns about conflict of interest.
The proposed acquisition would leave Google and Microsoft as the only major conduits connecting advertisers and online publishers – until a better search technology comes along.